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CORRECTION: $Slovenia's Exports Grow at Double-Digit Rates$

Ljubljana, 09 November (STA) - Please note that the EUR 715.3m trade deficit mentioned in the copy on Slovenian exports (para 2) refers to the first nine months of the year, not only September. Below is the corrected version of the report.

Slovenia's Exports Grow at Double-Digit Rates

Slovenia exported goods worth EUR 13.44bn in the first nine months of 2010, which is 13.6% more than in the same period last year, while imports rose 12.9% to EUR 14.16bn, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

Trade deficit through September amounted to EUR 715.3m and the export-import ratio was 94.9%.

A similar trend was recorded in September, when exports stood at EUR 1.71bn, up 15.9% year-on-year, while imports increased 15.5% to EUR 1.76bn.

Slovenia exported in September EUR 1.24bn worth of goods to EU countries, which is 72.6% of the total exports in this month.

Goods imported from the EU was meanwhile worth EUR 1.39bn, or 78.8% of all imported goods.

Slovenia exported EUR 468.8m worth of goods to non-EU markets, and imported EUR 374m worth of goods from those markets in September.

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